Jimmy MacDonald

British-American animator, voice actor, musician and head of Disney sound effects department (1906-1991)

John James "Jimmy" MacDonald (May 19, 1906 – February 1, 1991) was a British-born American foley artist, animator, voice actor, musician, and the original head of the Disney sound effects department. He was also known for being the voice of Mickey Mouse from 1947 to 1977.[2][3] After MacDonald's resignment in 1977, Wayne Allwine took over the role as Mickey from 1977 until his death in 2009.

James MacDonald
Born
Jonathan James MacDonald

(1906-05-19)May 19, 1906
DiedFebruary 1, 1991(1991-02-01) (aged 84)
Cause of deathCongestive heart failure
Resting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery
NationalityEnglish
OccupationFoley artist, animator, voice actor, musician, sound effects artist, and head of Disney sound effects department
Years active1934–1989
Spouse(s)Roberta MacDonald[1]
(m. ?–1991, his death)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "James MacDonald, 84, Mickey Mouse's Voice". The New York Times. 8 February 1991. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  2. Obituary Variety, February 18, 1991.
  3. Book: A Viking in the Family by Keith Gregson, published in 2011 by the History Press.

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